On Monday the 7th of October a large number of parishioners and friends of Holy Family Swindon gathered to celebrate the Golden Jubilee of the Church. It was a beautiful and unique Mass of Consecration of the parish led by Bishop Declan with a good number of clergy in the deanery and priests who have previously served in the parish.
Among those present were the Presentation Sisters who have been part of the foundation of the parish, as well as the staff and pupils of the Holy Family Primary school who during the offertory procession presented marble stones of Peace, Love, Joy and Happiness.
Among the invited guests were some members of the family of Canon Bill Roach who was the foundation parish priest of the parish.
The day ended with a little social gathering in the school hall with the Golden Jubilee cake cute and other historical photos displayed. It was also an opportunity for the new parish Priest, Fr Isidore Obi to meet some of the parishioners and invited members of the community he had not met.
It was indeed a happy occasion as we pray and wish the Church (the people of the parish) many more blessed years to come.